|Below you can find an interview with WILDEVE's
singer Lili, published in the underground magazine S.R.M. #33, 2/97.
Ain't very "new" but we thought it's of interest to our visitors...
This is a question which
certainly was part of thousands of rock music interviews in
history. But once again: When did you start with music?
I was seven years old when I started playing piano, and then I had ten
years of classical training. Later I played violin and guitar, and I
sang. At the age of nineteen I had my first local rock band, and I
started to write songs. I recorded demos now and then, and later on
participated in CD productions of other people. But now I can do what I
already wanted to do for a long time. This surely was a process of
maturity which took a long time. However, all the experiences I made
enabled me to learn constantly. Meanwhile, I think I have found my way
of expressing myself, after I worked with various musical styles such
as dancefloor, pop or mainstream rock.
the cooperation with the record label, regarding thingslike doing what
you want in musical and artistic terms?
good. I could do what I wanted to do. But it took some time to find the
right musicians for the production. Perhaps you don't believe it, but
it's really difficult to find the right people, people who don't just
jabber on and on, but actually do something.
song lyrics are completely written in English language. Why?
I think the
German language sounds a bit angular. Apart from that, it's very
difficult to write really good German lyrics. Most people can't do
that. It's also important for me that people in foreign countries can
understand the lyrics, and out there English is, above all in the field
of rock and pop music, the world language.
music mean a lot to you?
I can best
express myself in music. I can't anymore imagine a life without music,
and everything that is connected with it. The whole thing is a kind of
communication, within music you can say everything without being
ashamed. You can get everything off your chest. You can express so many
things which ain't possible with words.
kind of feedback have you got since your album was released?
It was very
good so far. We got loads of positive reviews, also in big magazines
such as Fachblatt Musikmagazin. The consequence was that we got many
good gigs, more than we expected. Naturally, we have to do a lot of
things by ourselves because a small label doesn't have the financial
means to do the necessary promotion.
like "Eternalize" features hard guitars in an alternative style. Are
you influenced somewhat by that genre?
like to listen to bands such as Garbage, Bush or Soundgarden. What
fascinates me with that kind of music is the dark, the melancholic
aspect. Nevertheless, I think those bands sometimes neglect melodies,
they emphasize rhythm. For me, it's important to have good melodies and
mood in the songs. Maybe I striving for a synthesis of rhythm and
melody. However, melody should always be the more important part of the
songs. I mean, many songs of grunge bands are, in my opinion, too harsh
with too sharp contrasts. I don't want to make the songs complex in a
forced way. Moreover, I want to create music that many people can